Year: 2021
Beauty City International

Sustainable Beauty – Join in!

The British Beauty Council are excited to welcome you on Tuesday November 16th, to Beyond Beauty: A Sustainable Future as we come together to inspire hope for the future and celebrate the brands that are doing good for both the planet and business. Date: Tuesday 16 November Time: 09:30 to 11:00 Guests joining us throughout the event:  Jo Jones, Beauty PR, Bran..
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Get Intimate and Become a Waxing Master

While many therapists choose to offer the basic treatments, there’s a big opportunity to step up your services with intimate waxing. Although it may seem a little scary at first, once you advance your skill set it becomes second nature. If you already have a certification in basic waxing, this is the perfect course for you. Learn everything you need to know about intimate waxing with ..
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Influencing the future of beauty!

From the integration of AR technology, to rewards upon purchase, beauty retail has been adopting gamification methods to enhance in-store and online experiences for many years now. But how can the beauty industry utilise gaming itself to promote the future of the industry, encourage more talent to enter it, and to celebrate those who have already reached icon status within the industry? DREST lau..
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So what are the consumer shifts in fashion?

French luxury fashion conglomerate LVMH (owners of Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior), have announced that after the first nine months of 2021 they have recorded revenues of £38 billion after a rocky plumet in sales amidst the pandemic. Financial results at Poshmark for the second quarter of 2021 show that their revenue is still on their year-to-year track of financial growth. Similarly, ThredU..
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Is your workforce socio-economically diverse?

The Social Mobility Commission, in partnership with businesses from across the creative industries including the British Beauty Council, have developed the ‘Socio-economic Diversity and Inclusion: toolkit for the creative industries’. According to new research, just 27% of the creative industries workforce comes from a working class background, compared with 39% of the wider UK workforce. The..
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Luxury Collaborations Trendy or Tacky?

Luxury Collaborations; Trendy or Tacky   Brand collaborations are popular between mid-market retailers, for example H&M working with countless brands over the years such as Pringles, Simone Rocha and Giambattista Valli to bring out exclusive yet affordable collections. But in recent years, luxury fashion houses have also begun to toy with the same idea.   In early 2021, Gucci an..
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Liberty Beauty Box

Liberty have announced they’re launching a beauty subscription service, which has a fully redeemable monthly fee. Announcing the news on their social media channels, the Liberty Beauty Team soon elicited lots of excited responses from the heritage brands customer base.   So what is the Beauty Drop, and how does it work?  Suggesting you think of the Beauty Drop as your ‘personal..
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Is this the beginning of a revolution for all department stores?

Sustainable fashion originated in the 1950s when popularity shopping at second-hand stores struck the hippie culture and wearing someone else’s old as your new was perceived as interesting. However, with a boom in fast fashion (the term coined by New York Times in the 1990s), brands alike H&M and Zara began to trend due to their cheap price tag and speedy reaction to trending fashion and rem..
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Forgotten Black designers throughout history- Will Smith

Before the likes of Virgil Abloh and OFF White, Streetwear extraordinaire Will Smith paved the way for black designers to have a seat at the table and be successful within the industry. Will Smith’s apparel brand, Willi Wear competed with the likes of Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein producing high quality sportswear garments at affordable prices. Although, Smith’s legacy has relatively been fo..
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